Since 2002, East Lothian schools have recorded IEPs targets for pupils with additional support needs on formats developed by North Ayrshire Council. These documents are ‘stand alone’ and do not link to our management information system. The North Ayrshire format is also not aligned with educational targets within Curriculum for Excellence.
Following extensive research and consultation, a number of schools in East Lothian have been asked to pilot the use of SEEMIS Pupil Plans as an alternative IEP format. The SEEMIS Pupil Plan has been developed by City of Edinburgh Council in collaboration with SEEMIS and the Scottish Government and is now used in an increasing number of Scottish authorities.
A decision will be taken later this session as to whether all East Lothian schools will use this format in the future.
Schools will be kept informed of any further developments. However if you would like further information about the pilot, please get in touch with Linda Gaughan at email@example.com
Hugh O’Donnell, MSP’s Scottish Autism Bill has now reached its most crucial and important stage- its first parliamentary vote this month. The Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee has decided not to support the Bill, believing that sufficient legislaion already exists.
For details about the latest on this bill have a look here
Practitioners like to talk to other practitioners and they do this with increased confidence when what they are discussing is based on successful real life experience. To this end, a new blog is now available to support CfE in primary, ASN and early years settings. It has been set up for people who are working at the ‘chalk face’. Visit the blog to hear what other practitioners have been doing and see the links to other related support and guidance on the LTS website. The blog will be looking at ‘what could I do now and how might I do it’ in a range of areas including:
- Experiences and Outcomes
- Tracking and Progression
- Building Your Curriculum.